Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Hello Halloween?

Hey guys! 

SO I don't celebrate Halloween, and can't really say I've ever done anything for it at all (blame my parents for never allowing me to go Trick or Treating lol). However, I did get extremely bored at home yesterday and decided to create a 'Halloween look'. I tried to go a bit overboard with my application so that it would really stand out. But when I took the pics (All in natural light) I soon realised that I didn't go far enough. I might try it again later...if anyone has any suggestions as to how I can make this more extreme, please let me know! :)

List of products used below the pics. 


MAC Matchmaster foundation in shade 7.5 and Maybelline FIT ME concealer in shade 35. I love this for under my eyes. It's really helps to cover up my bags.


 I use Rimmel's Eyebrow Pencil in 'Dark Brown'. It's not that amazing but it does its job. I still much prefer MACs eyebrow pencils.


NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in 'Black Bean' which is a great base when doing dark eyes. It really helps to get a deep colour on the eyelid. From the 'Au Natural' Sleek Eyeshadow Palette I used 'Noir' for my lids and 'Taupe' for the corners. I also used my Benefit 'They're Real' mascara...although I do wish I also had some dramatic fake lashes to use.


Sleek Contour powder in 'Medium' (my favourite thing in life) and Sleek Blusher in 'Life's a Peach'.


MACs Rebel. I'm not a huge fan of this lipstick anymore and hardly ever wear it, so I thought I'd give it some use for the first time in months lol.

Hope you like the look! :) 

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Review: MAC Matchmaster Foundation

Forgive me MAC, for I have sinned.

So a couple of years ago I renounced all MAC foundations after I had a TERRIBLE experience with their Mineralize foundation. But after discovering their Matchmaster foundation, I can't believe that I wasted my time on anything else!

Matchmaster retails for £27 and comes in 13 different shades...which to be honest doesn't sound like a lot. Maybe I'm just really fortunate to have found my exact shade. I tried shade 8.0 at first which was a touch too dark. I then tried shade 7.5 which melted into my skin straight away with minimal blending. MAC describes this as being a medium coverage foundation, that easily adjusts to your skin tone with a demi-matte finish. And I have to say that after months of searching for the perfect light foundation for oily skin, I have found a winner.

Review after the pics! we go! If you have oily/combination skin like me, this is one of the best foundations you could ever buy. I usually find myself having to use my MAC blotting powder at least three times a day in order to keep my shiny face under control. However, when using Matchmaster I used it once, and that was really just for my nose. It really does do what it says on the tin. It's super easy to apply ( I use my Real Techniques foundation brush) and dries really quickly. It doesn't need really any blending at all and left my skin looking really natural. When I touched my face hardly any came off on my fingers (which is a pet peeve of mine). The only thing that some people may not like about this finish is that it's pretty matte, so if you like a dewy finish then stay well clear. I also love that it's a pump bottle and only a little comes out a time. I use two small pumps which is definitely enough for the whole face. The only other thing that I can say it that I'm in lust with this foundation and go pick up your samples now! lol

If you want to ask anything I haven't covered in this post, then just leave your comments below!


Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Jay Z Made Me Do It.

Hi guys!

So I'm not a big fan of indoctrination, but once again I found myself falling foul to simple marketing techniques. I'm guessing that most of you know the Jay Z song 'Tom Ford'? Well it's my favourite song on the MCHG album, and in addition to that, I ended up seeing him twice in concert two weeks ago (mad I know). So it came as no surprise to me that when I needed to buy a new perfume, Tom Ford was the first to pop into my head.

I'd heard so much about the 'Black Orchid' scent, so I was really disappointed when I tried it and it was horrible! It was the spiciest scent I had ever tried, it really was like inhaling a handful of cinnamon and paprika etc. So thank God, that on the shelf just beneath lay Tom Ford 'White Patchouli' in it's pretty white and gold bottle. It was lust at first sight.

Review below pictures :)

So 'White Patchouli' is a floral scented perfume, but not like one you've ever smelt before. Every time you take another sniff, another scent is picked up, whether it be the Rose Absolute or the Night Blooming Jasmine. It's so sophisticated and all my other perfumes seem sickly sweet in comparison. You know when you smell someone, and you know that they've just sprayed some perfume? Well this is strong yet subtle and fresh, almost as if it was enhancing someones natural fragrance. It's not overpowering so you could wear this as a day and night scent. lasts on the skin FOR AGES.

While it's quite expensive at £68 for a 50ml bottle (which is the most I have ever spent on a perfume) is most definitely worth every penny. Give it a smell and let me know what you think. Definitely try it on you skin as it smelt completely different there than when I sprayed it onto one of their sample cards.



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